Was All The Redden Heartache Worth It?

Given all the criticism, cap difficulties and roster management issues that were among the fallout from that horrible Redden deal; were they all worth it if Glen Sather and the Rangers finally learned their lessons? We’ve discussed many times over the past couple of years how Sather has actually performed admirably since the summer of Wade. Since that summer, Redden…

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Valentenko Clears Waivers

In a bit of surprising yet unsurprising news, no claims were put in for any of the players placed on waivers over the weekend.  That means Pavel Valentenko cleared waivers and can be assigned to the CT Whale.  I said that if anyone were to be claimed on waivers, it would be Tenk, but it’s good to see he is…

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Del Zotto Could Benefit From Playing With Redden

To say that Michael Del Zotto had a rough sophomore year would be like saying Paris Hilton is only a little bit of a…err…a little bit promiscuous.  Del Zotto struggled so mightily that he was demoted to the AHL, where he promptly broke a finger.  Needless to say, he did not have an enjoyable year, and it led to vicious…

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Wade Redden Not On Training Camp List

Although the official training camp roster is not officially released, Steve Zipay is reporting that veteran defenseman Wade Redden will not be invited to camp this year.  Although none of us expected him to be on the Rangers this year, it is a bit surprising to see that he won’t even be invited to camp.  Redden was an invaluable member…

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Rangers, Prospect and Whale Puck Talk (Part one)

The Rangers’ progression in recent years and the foundations for future successes have, in part, been built through prospect development and the presence of a good farm system. For a while now, Hockey’s Future have rated the Rangers’ prospect pipeline highly. A lot of that passes through the Connecticut Whale and the AHL. Brian Ring, on behalf of the Whale…

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The Prospect and Whale Low-down (part 2)

Earlier this week we posted the first part of our discussion with Brian Ring and Bob Crawford from the CT Whale. Both men discussed the Connecticut Whale future as well as the prospects that could make their way to the Rangers. Today we have the second part of the discussion with the final part coming in the next few days….

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The Summer Cap And Wade Redden

The salary cap for the 2011-2012 season is going to rise, this much we know.  With a rise in the regular salary cap comes a rise in the summer salary cap, which is 10% higher than the regular season cap.  At the projected $62.2 million cap for next season, the summer cap would increase to $68.42 million.  That is an…

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Cap Increasing; Increases Rangers Likelihood of Spending Spree?

Any Rangers fans that thought the Rangers would be relatively inactive during the free agent frenzy starting July 1st, well you were probably going to be wrong and if you weren’t wrong before the news broke about an increasing cap limit then you certainly are now. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, speaking at a Lawyers’ conference in D.C. recently discussed the increase…

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Wade Redden….The Mentor?

Before I begin, I would like to thank Jess Rubenstein of The Prospect Park for answering my questions regarding Wade Redden in the AHL. When the Rangers demoted Wade Redden to the AHL, most fans celebrated, however a few were curious about how he would accept his demotion. After his decision to report to the Whale, the curiousness spread throughout…

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Wade Redden The Pornstar

Looks like Wade Redden is seeking a second career starring next to Jenna Jameson. Insert creepy porn music here…